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Avcorp names new President of Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd.

September 7, 2012

VANCOUVER: Avcorp Industries Inc. (“AVP” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Brent Collver to the position of President of Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., the Company’s composite manufacturing subsidiary located in Burlington, ON. As President of Comtek, Mr. Collver succeeds Patrick Whyte and will be responsible for the development and execution of the long‐term strategy and growth plans for the business, in addition to overseeing its daily operations.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Patrick Whyte for his dedication and service in building the Comtek business, and I am grateful that Patrick will remain on board for the time being to ensure a smooth leadership transition.” said Mark van Rooij, President and CEO of Avcorp. “Brent brings the right business and operational growth experience we need to fuel the next stage of Comtek’s growth, and we are confident that he, along with the rest of the Comtek leadership team, will take our composites division to new heights.”

Mr. Collver brings significant past experience in building businesses, optimizing processes and developing teams. Prior to this position, he held leadership roles in marketing, business development, manufacturing operations and product development at Husky Injection Molding Systems and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Most recently, Mr. Collver was Director, Strategy and Business Development, Husky Services, where he led the development of a global services business. Mr. Collver holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

Patrick Whyte co‐founded Comtek in 1994. After Comtek became a wholly owned subsidiary of Avcorp in 2007, Mr. Whyte continued his tenure as leader for the business, during which time it grew into a multimillion dollar operation with a global customer base.

About Avcorp
Avcorp designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world’s leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, and Cessna. With more than 50 years of experience, over 500 skilled employees and 354,000 square feet of facilities in Delta BC and Burlington ON, Avcorp offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower‐cost, light weight, strong, reliable structures. Our Burlington location also offers composite repairs for commercial aircraft. Avcorp is a Canadian public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).

Contact:
Sandi DiPrimo, Investor Relations Contact | 604-587-4938
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